Patrick Head to lead F2 car design team

Thu, 9 October 2008, 05:55

Oct.8 (GMM) Williams veteran Patrick Head will lead the team that will build the new formula 2 car for 2009
The famous Oxfordshire based grand prix team, currently eighth in the constructors’ world championship, has been commissioned by F2 promoter Jonathan Palmer to design the car for the lost-cost FIA-sanctioned series
Williams technical director Sam Michael said the team has created a separate department to deal with the F2 project
“It will be led by Patrick Head and will operate completely independently of the F1 team,” he is quoted as saying by
As well as Head, who is the co-owner of the Williams team and its engineering director, the F2 crew will consist of five other engineers
The F2 single seater will be powered by a 1.8 litre Audi turbo engine, and built to the F1 standards of 2005
A prototype is scheduled to make its test debut in November, ahead of the series opener in May next year

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